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  1. Awesome Steps to Make Sure You Get a First Interview

  2. Actively Network • Attend any industry events you are aware of and talk to lots of people. • Reach out to any one of your family and friends in your industry. • Update your LinkedIn profile, see how to set up LinkedIn for Job Search here. • Join any professional bodies relevant to your role • Ask people in your network for any relevant referrals and follow up. • Volunteer with useful organisations if you have time. • Register with recruiters.

  3. Resume Overhaul • Create a cover letter that is specific to each role. • Update your resume to ensure it is chosen by resume screening software. Follow our step-by-step guide here. • Call after a few days to make sure your resume was reveived and show you are interested and proactive.

  4. Job Interview Preparation • Find out who will be interviewing you and think about what they are personally looking for. • Develop specific answers to behavioral interview questions using the STAR technique. • Make sure your answers reflect the needs of the role and the interviewer. • Practice mock interviews with friendsa.

  5. Create a Personal Brand/Profile • Clean up your social profile especially Facebook and Instagram. See our Post – Step-by-Step guide to cleaning up Facebook. • Create a digital portfolio of work and a digital resume. See our Post – Complete list of free software for creating a digital brand. • Prepare a 1-minute elevator pitch about yourself in case they ask you straight off why should we hire you.